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Fairfield Museum

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370 Beach Road
Fairfield, 06824 United States
(203) 259-1598 https://www.fairfieldhistory.org

September 2019

Famous Families of Fairfield Historical Bike Tour

September 22 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Fairfield Museum, 370 Beach Road
Fairfield, 06824 United States
$8 – $10

Fairfield residents are invited to join the Famous Families of Fairfield historic bike ride on Sunday, September 22 at 1:00PM. Hosted by the Fairfield Museum & History Center and the Fairfield Bicycle and Pedestrian Committee, the tour will visit various points of interest and recount the stories of important families from Fairfield’s long history, many of whose names are still well documented on the streets and buildings of the town. “A bike tour provides a great way to access many…

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History Bites: American Lighthouses and the Restoration of Fayerweather Light with Jeremy D’Entremont

September 25 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Fairfield Museum, 370 Beach Road
Fairfield, 06824 United States

Jeremy D’Entremont is the historian and president of the American Lighthouse Foundation, the founder and chairman of Friends of Portsmouth Harbor Lighthouses, and the author of more than 20 books and hundreds of articles on lighthouses and maritime history. He is also the host of the podcast “Light Hearted” for the U.S. Lighthouse Society and has appeared on numerous national TV and radio programs discussing lighthouse history. His presentations always highlight the rich human history of lighthouses, focusing on the…

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October 2019

From the Ground Up: Fairfield’s Foods – Opening Reception

October 3 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Fairfield Museum, 370 Beach Road
Fairfield, 06824 United States

Enjoy snacks provided by BD Provisions and hard cider served by Spoke + Spy Ciderworks while being the first to see this new exhibition! The food we eat helps define us. It is woven through our cultural traditions and our local landscape, as well as into wider global economies. This exhibition will explore how local foods are important to our traditions and how they have shaped Fairfield and our region’s identity over time. Explore the kitchen with a closer look…

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Museum After Dark: New Archaeological Findings of the Battle of Pequot Swamp

October 10 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Fairfield Museum, 370 Beach Road
Fairfield, 06824 United States
Free

Reception: 6 – 6:30pm. Presentation: 6:30pm $5 Suggested Donation for non-members In partnership with the National Park Service, as part of its Battlefields of the Pequot War project, the Fairfield Museum recently completed exciting field research to discover details of the Battle of Pequot Swamp (also known as Munnacommock Swamp), which occurred in 1637 in present day Southport.  The battle was the last engagement of the Pequot War and was an important catalyst for English settlement of Fairfield and Southport.…

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A History of the American House Part II with John Milnes Baker

October 16 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Fairfield Museum, 370 Beach Road
Fairfield, 06824 United States

John Milnes Baker, AIA, architect and author, will present the second half of his “The History of the American House” on October 16th. A recap of Part 1 and preview for part II can be seen here. He continues his survey of residential design from Washington Irving’s Sunny side completed in 1835 through the “Victorian” styles popular until the Centennial Celebration of 1876. From there the program explores the Reminiscent styles, the Palatial Palaces of the Guilded Age and traces…

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